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January Events at The Museum of Flight

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2:30 p.m.
Lecture and Book Signing
Aviation Movies Lecture with Mark Carlson
Mark Carlson will lead a presentation based upon his book, “Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012.” Carlson is an aviation historian, writer, classic film buff and student of filmmaking. His decades-long devotion to aviation movies has given him access and insights into the people who lived the world of airplanes and the movies. Topics include Hollywood special effects, from the earliest aerial photography to today’s digital realm.

The lecture is free with admission to the Museum. Carlson will have a dialogue the audience after his program, followed by a free book signing in the Museum lobby.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.
Special Lecture
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture
In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), the Museum and the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center present a free lecture about the Holocaust. The guest speaker is Professor Robert Ericksen, renowned author of the books “Theologians Under Hitler” and “Complicity in the Holocaust.” Ericksen is also the Kurt Mayer Chair of Holocaust Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Ericksen will discuss the themes and conclusions of his most recent book and answer questions from the audience. Admission is free.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m.
The Rescue Captain Phillips and Flying the ScanEagle Drone
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle pilot Andrew Lohmar was at the controls of the Museum’s ScanEagle drone during the 2009 Navy rescue mission of MV Maersk Alabama captain Richard Phillips. On Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m., Lohmar will talk about the rescue mission and the skill of flying UAVs.

Friday, Jan. 31
Concert Event
Speed of Sound Concert with Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands, Star Anna, and Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals
The Museum of Flight Speed of Sound concert series continues Jan. 31 with a three-band lineup of Northwest artists–Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands, Star Anna, and Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals. Mark Pickerel was the drummer for the seminal grunge favorite, The Screaming Trees, and has played on albums by Mark Lanegan, Brandi Carlile and Nirvana. Star Anna is recognized for her powerful Americana, alt-country music. Six-piece Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals has delivered their blend of indie rock, folk, punk, country and jazz to Puget Sound venues since 2012. Tickets $20 general advance, $25 at the door, $15 Museum Members. Tickets available at the Museum and online at museumtix. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $16 for active military, $11 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit